Student Timelines

New Student Timeline

New students who are the first in their families to attend college or identify as students of color should apply to our ACE Summer Institute—Deadline is 5/21/17.

  • Exploring different majors.
  • Register for classes each semester. Undeclared students will continue to meet with their FYI advisor to register.
  • Take advantage of tutoring services
  • Attend workshops organized by the office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
  • Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Student Accessibility Services.
  • Meet with Academic Advising concerning study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
  • Build rapport with professors every semester.
  • Improve your writing by making an appointment with the Writing Center.
  • Begin to identify faculty with interests similar to your own.
  • Contact faculty about assisting in their research.
  • Meet with advisor for summer and/or fall registration and for off-campus summer course approval.
  • Explore majors and careers.
  • Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and many others. Check the LEEP Center weekly emails for events.
  • Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
  • Visit the “How to guides” offered by Career Services.
  • Explore part-time and summer work opportunities.
  • Talk to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
  • Ensure voice mail greeting and email address are professional.
  • Review social networking sites and/or personal web pages for appropriate, professional content.
  • Purchase professional business attire for future career events and/or interviews.
  • Participate in an externship/job shadowing opportunity.
  • Seek internships related to academic major.
  • Search for on campus employment.
  • Begin to build a professional network.
  • Search out volunteer opportunities.
  • Prepare a personal portfolio with examples of writings or projects.
  • Update resume and add new jobs, activities, class projects, awards, etc.
  • The first step, which is mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.
  • Make an appointment with Health Services for care and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries.
  • Get your free flu shot during the fall flu shot session.
  • Schedule an appointment with Counseling Services for assistance in achieving emotional well-being necessary to success.
  • Take advantage of the Bickman Fitness Center facilities and classes.
  • Join a personal growth group at the Counseling Center.
  • Visit the Health Education site to learn about specific issues that you or a friend may have.
  • Download breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • View the Survivor’s Guide if you or a friend has been hurt, threatened or intimidated by anyone or has been the victim of sexual violence.

Sophomore Timeline

  • Continue exploring different majors.
  • Register for classes each semester. Undeclared students will continue to meet with their FYI advisor to register.
  • Take advantage of tutoring services
  • Attend workshops organized by the office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
  • Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Disability Services.
  • Meet with Academic Advising concerning study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
  • Build rapport with professors every semester.
  • Improve your writing by making an appointment with the Writing Center.
  • Begin to identify faculty with interests similar to your own.
  • Contact faculty about assisting in their research.
  • Meet with advisor for summer and/or fall registration and for off-campus summer course approval.
  • Explore majors and careers.
  • Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and many others. Check the LEEP Center weekly emails for events.
  • Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
  • Visit the “How to guides” offered by Career Services.
  • Explore part-time and summer work opportunities.
  • Talk to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
  • Ensure voice mail greeting and email address are professional.
  • Review social networking sites and/or personal web pages for appropriate, professional content.
  • Purchase professional business attire for future career events and/or interviews.
  • Participate in an externship/job shadowing opportunity.
  • Seek internships related to academic major.
  • Search for on campus employment.
  • Begin to build a professional network.
  • Search out volunteer opportunities.
  • Prepare a personal portfolio with examples of writings or projects.
  • Update resume and add new jobs, activities, class projects, awards, etc.
  • The first step, which is mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.

Junior Timeline

  • Meet with Academic Advisor and view the graduation requirements
  • Review your degree plan.
  • Review your core courses.
  • Improve your GPA. Take advantage of workshops offered to improve your study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
  • Attend workshops organized by the office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
  • Invite your family to attend Family Weekend.
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant.
  • Participate in varsity, club or intramural sports.
  • Participate in at least one multicultural event.
  • Consider applying for leadership positions such as Peer Advisor or Hall Council.
  • Consider running for seats in Student Council.
  • Become a member of a student organization.
  • Update resume and have it reviewed by Career Services. Walk-in hours are available every day from 12–4 for quick resume and cover letter questions.
  • Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies. Check the LEEP Center weekly emails for events.
  • Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
  • Visit the “How to guides” offered by Career Services.
  • Explore part-time, internship or summer work opportunities.
  • Talk to people in careers of particular interest.
  • Seek internships related to academic major.Search for on-campus employment.
  • Continue to build your professional network.
  • Print professional business cards for yourself.
  • The first step, which is also mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.
  • Work with your Financial Aid Counselor to make sure you are on track.
  • View the merit-based scholarships offered by Clark
  • Check out our scholarship page for institutional scholarships and third-party scholarships you may be eligible to receive.
  • Create a personal budget. Review and update it regularly.
  • Learn about potential Graduate school programs. Start with professional associations in your area of interest and general sites like gradschools.com.
  • Attend an “Applying to Graduate School” workshop.
  • Know the difference between the GREGMATMCAT and LSAT.
  • Register and take the appropriate admission prep course and test.
  • Review requirements for applications and deadlines.
  • Take advantage of resources on campus to help with the graduate school application process – http://www2.clarku.edu/offices/career/students/graduate/index.cfm

Senior Timeline

Since 1991, Clark undergraduates have presented their research and creative work annually at Academic Spree Day (ASD), held in Higgins University Center.  This year’s event will be held on April 25th.

As the last week of your tenure at Clark arrives, take the opportunity to enjoy the week with your friends and classmates. The week is filled with fun and excitement and culminates with Commencement.

The Career Services’ Senior Survey is the primary tool through which first-destination data is obtained.

  • Career Services administers the Senior Survey at three points in time: at graduation, 6 months, and 12 months
    post-graduation.
  • Supplementary post-graduation outcome information comes from LinkedIn, Clark faculty and staff, and other
    individuals with first-hand knowledge of a student’s activities.

As an organization we strive to encourage interaction and relationship building among our students, alumni and the Clark community.

Go to Student Alumni Committee